Weekly coronavirus deaths in French nursing homes cut in half to 31


PHOTO FILE: Customers sitting on the sidewalk outside the Mesturet restaurant, amidst coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, June 15, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France increased from 57 to 29,720 on Tuesday as the health ministry included weekly data for the number of deaths in nursing homes nurses.

The number of deaths in hospitals has increased by 26 to 19,232, compared to 23 on Monday, and an average of 20 in the past seven days.

The ministry also said that in the past seven days 31 people have died from the virus in nursing homes, less than half of the 73 reported a week ago.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Modification by Chizu Nomiyama

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